Posts by Nick Leffler

Who Is The Real Project Stakeholder?

Don't forget about the real project stakeholder

When you start a new project, are you asking the following questions: Who is the real project stakeholder? Who holds the biggest stake in your project? The answer to these questions probably isn’t who you think it is. Common Answers There are two simple answers to the second question. The problem with the common answers is that…

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Move Forward

Move Forward

Progress can seem like a scary thing sometimes. It can mean that the things we’re comfortable with are suddenly pulled out from under us. A world which everything is familiar can suddenly become a world we look around in and don’t recognize anything. Of course we all feel like this about something, but often not…

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Looking Back On 2015

Reflecting on Life

This is my obligatory end of the year post reflecting on my year in 2015. It’s not really obligatory of course, but it’s fun to look back at all my posts and reflect. Some of my posts from earlier in the year seem so old by the time the end of the year rolls around…

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Great Minds Think Alike

Great Minds Think Alike

Everybody’s heard this phrase right? I know I hear it on almost a daily basis. Every time I hear this statement I can’t help but thing how great minds absolutely do not think alike. Everybody is different, including in their thoughts. There are so many subtleties in the way we think and exactly what our beliefs are,…

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Training Culture vs Learning Culture – A Mind Shift

Training Culture vs Learning Culture

There are some common terminology issues in training and staff development departments in many organizations. Some of these terminology issues give birth to larger problems and ways of thinking about training and the goals in organizations. I’m always thinking about the difference between training and learning and the importance it has to how we do our…

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3 Tips For Learning Online

3 Tips For Learning Online

A few weeks ago I was contacted to give some tips for learning online. I was fortunate enough to have three of those tips included in the article titled 101 e-Learning Tips from the Experts. My tips were included in the section Study Tips for e-Learners, Tips for Online Student Engagement, and General Tips for…

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The (1) Thing(s) Successful People Do First Thing In The Morning

Things Successful People Do First Thing In The Morning

Every other day if you look around social media and follow any professionals, you’re going to see an article about XX things successful people do (first thing) in the morning. They usually consist of overly broad activities that don’t tell you much about the person or how they became successful. People who are successful got…

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Join Me And Keep Ideas From Fading Away

Join Me And Keep Ideas From Fading Away

I’m sitting here on Halloween having just finished carving the pumpkins with my daughter and wife. It has become a tradition to get all the seeds, clean them up, and roast them into a delicious Halloween treat. I’m smelling them roast in the oven right now smothered in olive oil, salt, and as my wife…

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Going To Work After Vacation – My Slow Path Back

Going To Work After Vacation - My Slow Path Back

My last post was almost a month and a half ago, which makes it obvious to me that once you take a break, it’s hard to get back in the groove. Unplugging isn’t easy, but going to work after vacation is less easy. I stopped a bit early for a vacation I went on from…

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